To the Maasai of Kenya, long beaded earrings tell a woman’s story without her uttering a word. Blue beads symbolize God (for He inhabits the sky) and green the earth after a rainfall. Buttons on her earrings say she is mother to a circumcised son. The earrings themselves proclaim that she is a wife.
Our story? Still fascinated after all these years, we sought to create pieces that would dip just a little into the color and texture of Maasai life.